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Application Form & How To Apply

Before completing the application form, please make sure that you have carefully read the 'choosing modules' section on the Academic programme page and 'Programme dates'.

You can download our application form here: 

2014-2016 Study Abroad Programme Application Form [PDF 36 KB]
2014-2016 Study Abroad Programme Application Form (Word Version) [DOC 54 KB]

The completed application can either be printed and posted to the address given on the form, or sent as an email attachment to

Please note that we also need to have an academic transcript or record of studies to date, and a minimum of one recommendation supplied by someone who has been acquainted with your academic work for at least one year. These items can be mailed together or separately, however we will not consider an application until all the documentation has been received.

Qualifications for Entry

The Study Abroad Office at Queen Mary is committed to hosting students of the highest academic calibre. Admission is based on academic merit and every application to the Study Abroad Programme is considered on its individual merits. We are happy to consider a very wide range of international academic qualifications, and a selection of these are detailed below by country. If you are submitting an application from a country not listed, or feel your circumstances are somewhat unusual and would like to discuss your application before submitting it, please contact us at

Students will normally need to have taken courses related to the academic subjects they intend to study at Queen Mary. However, it is possible to take introductory courses in other academic subjects if students have not previously studied them in their undergraduate degree.  English language requirements are shown below.


Students studying for degrees of Bacharel, Licenciado or an equivalent level from a recognised institution in Brazil will be considered for entry. Applicants are usually required to have a 75% average.


Students studying a four year Bachelor degree from an accredited Canadian institution with a good grade point average (3.2 or above), will be considered for entry to the Study Abroad Programme.


Applicants from China will need to have completed 2 years of study of a 4 year undergraduate degree programme with the following required grades: 4 year bachelor degree at 211 and 985 project universities with 75%+ average in the first two years; 4 year bachelor degree from non-211/985 project universities within top 300 with 80%+ average in the first two years.

*Students who study at non-211/985 universities outside top 300 with 80%+ average in the first two years will be considered on a case by case basis.


To apply for the programme you need to show you have completed 2 years of study of a 4-year undergraduate degree with a grade point average of 3.0 on a scale of 4, or have a grade of 75% per cent or above from a recognised university in Japan.


Applicants from Korea will need to have completed 2 years of a 4 year undergraduate bachelor degree with grade point average of 3.2 on a scale of 4, or have a grade of 75% or above from a recognised university in Korea.


We would consider students that have an average grade of B or higher from an accredited institution in Norway.Upper Secondary Qualification (Vitnemal fra dan Videreganende Skole) - English


US students are expected to have a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or above. However applications will be considered from students with a slightly lower GPA, especially if special circumstances apply. It is expected that students will normally be studying with us during their Junior or Senior years although some students are accepted during their sophomore year.

English Language requirements

If English is not your first language or you are applying from a non majority English speaking country, we will require you to prove your English language proficiency by taking internationally validated tests such as IELTS or TOEFL.  Please refer to the English Language Requirements Page which outlines the requirements for each QML department.  If you are planning to take modules from across different departments the highest score will be required; for example if you take one Arts module and three Social Sciences modules you will need IELTS 7.0 or equivalent. 

Application Sources, US Programmes & Exchanges

We accept applications from four sources:

  • Direct applications from students on the Queen Mary application form (above)
  • Via a US institution which has an agreement for Study Abroad with Queen Mary; you should consult with the Study Abroad Adviser at your home institution to see if this is the case and to check on any special application arrangements
  • Through a US Study Abroad programme such as The College of Global Studies at Arcadia University, Butler University's Institute for Study Abroad, ISA, IES Abroad, Globalinks or Marymount College, you should refer to the publications issued by these organisations for application procedures
  • Through our existing exchange agreements

Please note that applications from any of these sources are considered equally on their own individual merits.

Applications for Full-Year and Autumn are received and considered from January in the year of entry until 15 July; applications for the Spring semester are received and considered from May of the year before the year of entry until 13 October. Applications will be considered after these dates if places are still available but it is in your interest to apply as early as possible as applications are considered on a rolling basis as are places on modules that pre-register.

You can apply by completing the application form above. 

Equal Opportunities & Special Needs

Queen Mary welcomes students from all over the world. The College Charter states that our work shall be carried out in a spirit of tolerance, freedom of opinion, mutual concern and community service, and undertakes to avoid discrimination against any person on the grounds of religion, race, sex or politics. The College has a policy statement on Equal Opportunities in Employment, which we are actively implementing. Anti-harassment procedures have been agreed, aimed at eliminating incidents of racial or sexual harassment.

If you require any assistance completing the form please contact:
Harry Gibney
Tel: +44 (0)20 7882 5074

We have a wide range of services and facilities for any students who have disabilities or have special requirements during their stay at Queen Mary. Please ensure that Harry Gibney in the Study Abroad Office ( is made aware of any requirements you may have (this includes extra time in examinations for students who have dyslexia).

[Staff were] extremely efficient, helpful, and supportive. Helped ease a lot of my stress before arriving and  once I got here.
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